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Dr. Maryam Chiani

Dentistry
Pittsburgh, PA
30 years experience female

Locations

Pittsburg Dental and Aesthetic Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Address

520 Washington Rd., Suite100, Pittsburgh, PA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

(412) 341-0194

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Coventry Health Care

AFLAC

Cigna

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Ameritas

Office

Pittsburgh, PA

About

Bio

In 1997 .Received bachelor's degree in Medical Technology . Graduated from School of dental medicine in 1992. Attended one year general practice residency at veterans hospital in Pittsburgh. After three years of residency, in 1996, received a certificate in prosthodontics at Pittsburgh school of dental medicine. I have a private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and serve as clinical assistant professor at the department of Prosthodontics at pittsburgh dental school.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Pediatric Dentistry

Prosthodontics

Licenses

United States: Florida, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

242 Answers
168 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
You can't: Unfortunately teeth do stain form drinking tea, coffee , red wine, as well as some foods that can cause staining. You should try to keep your teeth c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Salt water: Usually you do not need to use salt water after every dental procedure. A salt water rinse is useful after an extraction.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Cause of pain?: It is important to find the cause of pain first by visiting your dentist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Dental anesthetic: Dental anesthetics wear off and are excreted naturally. You do not nee to do anything special.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Meth Mouth: Meth mouth is a dental condition characterized by severe decay and loss of teeth, fracture and enamel erosion. This is due to extended use of the drug... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Composite fillings: Fillings can fail due to fracture or recurrent decay. Periodic check up can keep everything under control.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Depends: Invisalign is not effective for all cases. You need to consult with your dentist to decide if it is appropriate for your specific problem.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Varies: Mouth ulcers can take up to two week to heal.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Depends: Sometimes when there is an ongoing infection and you have just started the root canal treatment and or antibiotic regimen, you may still swell up temp... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: Crowns can definitely be redone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Short recovery: Most people recover very nicely and in a short amount of time. Keep in mind that a person's stats of health plays an important role in any healing pro... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Tarter: Tarter can be white or darker colors . You must check with your dentist to evaluate the nature of these white spots.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Evaluate: The type of staining needs to be evaluated before deciding a proper tx. Plan. Extrinsic stains can be treated differently than intrinsic stains. Talk ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Brushing teeth: WE usually recommend brushing and flossing three times a day. Food particles and plaque stay between teeth if not removed by flossing since brushing a... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Gingivitis: Bleeding gums are indication of gingivitis or perhaps a more serious gum disease. A visit to your dentist and a thorough evaluation is a start.
A member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Pain in the gum : Visit your dentist to evaluate the problem. You might have gum disease or abscess.
A female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: after the root canal treatment is finished, it is recommended that a buil up and a crown be placed on the treated tooth. This is not necessarily done ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Not necessarily: You just had the surgery, you need to give it some time and follow the post operative instructions given by your dentist. Of course, he is the best p... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Antibiotic: The wide spread use of prophylactic antibiotic has become a concern. The best way is to ask your MD as to how long you should continue taking antibiot... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Softer colors: Vivid colors will accentuate your teeth more.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Could be : Tmj problems can be dental related or arise from degenerative joint problem. You will needd to start with your dentist to rule out the dental problem ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Discuss : Well informed patient is a happy patient.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Bumps or patches?: See if they will rub off with a cloth. It could be just some formula forming a white patch. If it does not rob off if could be candida infection. Need... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Not sure?: Anything from trauma to an abscess from an upper tooth can cause this. Need to check with your dentist.
A member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Toothache: Toothache can be caused by a cavity, gum disease, grinding, trauma, fracture and so on. You should always check with a dentist to find the cause.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
I hope not: Since you do not know the source of the ulcer it is always wise to avoid oral contact until it is healed and safe.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Depends: It depends on how long ago you have had the root canal therapy? Sometimes, a tooth is still sensitive for a while after the treatment. You should cons... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Exam : You need to check with a dentist to find out the source of the problem so you can get rid of the pain permanently.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Whit spots: Fungal infection can show up as white spots in the mouth. Make sure to show those spots to your doctor to be sure.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: Antidepressant and a number of medications can cause dry mouth. Drink plenty of water. Can add some lemon to stimulate saliva. Also, chewing sugar fre... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Topical: The topical anesthetic is usually placed at the site of the injection to help reduce the pain of needle penetration
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
No: I am not sure what method of bleaching you opted for and how strong it was. You should definitely talk to your dentist about this.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Abscess: You might have an abscess. Must check with your dentist.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Dental bone graft: There different types of dental bone grafts. If the bone is harvested from your own body it can be a bit more involved and you will need more time t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Gingivitis: Gingivitis refers to inflammation of the gums (gingiva) due to plaque and tarter build up. To avoid gingivitis you must brush and floss regularly and ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Removing decay: cavities can be only repaired by complete removal of the caries. Usually they are removed by a hand piece and or air abrasion technique used at some d... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Consult: It would be wise to show that lesion to your dentist as well to be sure.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Maybe: People react differently to various sedation techniques. Nitrous oxide is a good tool to use for reducing anxiety level and help patients to tolera... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Not really : Usually people with geographic tongue have that characteristic all their life.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Safety Goggles: It would be wise to use safety goggles.
A member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Bridgework : A proper treatment planning is the key to fabricating any dental prosthetic work. If you are healthy, have healthy gums and strong abutments (teeth h... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
It should not: Taking birth control meds should not have any effect on dental implants.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
No: The material used for fabrication of dental night guards are harmless and safe to use. You can always ask your dentist to provide you with that infor... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
White patch: White patch could be simple plaque which you can clean by a tongue scraper or a tooth brush. It can also be serious like a yeast infection. First, i... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Check it out : You really need to get that checked by your dentist to find the source of this problem.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Salivary flow: Can try placing some lemon juice in your drinking water. Chewing gum can also stimulate salivary flow.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Filling: There are different types of filling materials that are available to the patients such as silver, tooth colored fillings(composite or porcelain) or go... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: Dental decay must be detected by visiting your dentist and taking the proper x-rays. It is very difficult to detect dental decay on your own.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is usually for 7-10 days for a dental infection. This should be prescribed by your dentist for correct dosage and duration.

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Testimonials
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Nov 5, 2012
Very Knowledgable. Very quick to respond to patients. A great doctor to follow.
Nov 8, 2012
Very knowledgable doctor. Great answers and a great doctor to follow!
Sep 23, 2012
Very precise & accurate responses. Impressive indeed.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I used to work so hard I came home so exhausted to floss. Perio issues are now under control with a lot of recession. 2 implant crowns to be attached in 2 months. Go for...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! He got his teeth pulled but didn't get his dentures yet, months later
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Thanks for your quick reply! Miami based DDS's run it differently. General DDS does all speciaties!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

university of pittsburgh school of dental medicine
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Pittsburgh, PA - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Pittsburgh, PA - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Third Place, Pennsylvania - Summer
2013
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